One week ago today, the Random iTunes Fairy served up a track from the I’m Not There soundtrack, a cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘One More Cup of Coffee’ by Roger McGuinn.
Today we get another cut from the same album, this time a take on the John Wesley Harding track ‘As I Went Out One Morning’ by singer/multi-instrumentalist Mira Billotte.
This year marks the tenth anniversary of Todd Haynes’ unique and excellent Bob Dylan biopic, I’m Not There, probably best known for featuring Cate Blanchett in a gender-bending, Oscar-nominated turn as mid-60s Dylan.
The movie contains mostly songs by Dylan himself, including a rare recording of the title song. But the original soundtrack album, a 2-disc set, features covers of Dylan songs by a host of other artists, both well- and little-known.
Frequent readers of this blog, especially those who know me offline, know that I’m as big a movie and TV fan as I am a music fan. Probably even more so.
Back in 2008, I started what I described then as “an occasional series” on Forgotten Gems, favorite movies of mine that never earned a spot in the popular consciousness as great films.
A lot of people take the stance that they like Bob Dylan’s music but they just can’t stand his voice.
I can appreciate that argument, as I feel exactly that way about both Neil Young and Joni Mitchell. I often say that I would love an album of their best songs as sung by somebody (pretty much anybody) else.